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Former South African international Jonty Rhodes is set to become the Indian men's team's fielding coach in July. The Men in Blue will undergo a major overhaul in the leadership department with current head coach Rahul Dravid's tenure concluding after the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. Regarding the tournament, Team India qualified for the Super 8 stage after finishing first in Group A.

Rhodes is considered one of the greatest fielders in cricketing history with some magical highlights like his iconic flying run out of Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq in the 1992 World Cup. After retiring from international cricket, the 54-year-old has worked as a coach with various international and franchise teams including multiple stints in the IPL.

Jonty Rhodes to be India's next fielding coach: Reports

In 2009, Rhodes joined Mumbai Indians as the fielding coach and had an illustrious nine-year stint before leaving the franchise. Then ahead of the 2022 season, Jonty Rhodes joined the Lucknow Super Giants in the same capacity. Now as per RevSportz, the 54-year-old is set to join the Indian team as the fielding coach alongside former Indian batter Gautam Gambhir, who is set to be named the head coach of the side. 

I have applied for the position of India’s new fielding coach: Rhodes in 2019

In 2019, Rhodes applied for India’s fielding coach’s job. Speaking about the opportunity, he said, “Yes, I have applied for the position of India’s new fielding coach. My wife and I love the country, and it has already given us so much… We have two children born in India.”